Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
Have you ever thought about going on a spiritual journey? Not everyone has the means to make a pilgrimage to the Way of St. James or the Camino in northern Spain, but what we do have right here at Glendale United Methodist Church is an amazing labyrinth. At times, when it seems like there is too much going on, when troubles seem to be pressing in, when life seems to be out of control, standing at the opening of the labyrinth, taking a deep breath, and taking that first step, can feel like a great release. Walking that single path and letting the worries of the world fall away is liberating. You may say a breath prayer as you follow the grassy lane or softly sing a hymn. You may pray for others or world conflicts or yourself.
The labyrinth is a remarkable spiritual tool. It is a source of solace in troubled times. Walking a labyrinth can help resolve inner discomfort and still your mind enough to get a bit of clarity in what is going on in your life. As a spiritual tool, both the calming and quieting effect of the labyrinth, as a pathway on a journey or a spiritual trek, can help to ponder life’s challenges.
You are invited to take a spiritual journey right here at Glendale. You don’t need to be dealing with major concerns or heavy hearts to experience the peace that a labyrinth can bring.